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Michael Bublé World Tour – Durban



Michael Bublé popped into Durban this past Tuesday evening for a casual “Hello”, a little chit-chat and to WOW the crowd as part of his world tour (#MBWorldTour).

Cover photo was taken by the very talented Kierran Allen. Visit to view some more amazing photos from this Durbanite. The photos to follow in this post have been shared by super-fan, Terri Kilian who was directly in front of the second stage (thank you for sharing with us!)


I would like to thank you Mr Michael Bublé for coming to Durban! A lot of international acts skip our beautiful city to hit the bigger crowds in our sister cities and today, I feel quite patriotic and want to tell anyone who has ever opted to not come to Durban that, “we showed you!”

The concert was sold out and the crowd stood at the Moses Mabhida Stadium as the rain came pouring down, men and women alike were jiggling their bums to the music, some were up on chairs, some were hiding under shelter… yet no one left! You captivated us from the moment you stepped out singing, “Fever” and I thank you for visiting our beautiful city, for entertaining us, I thank you on behalf of every Durbanite in attendance!

The opening act, Naturally 7 were incredible! Using their voices to make the sounds of the instruments accompanied by some amazingly talented singers, who could give our Idols contestants a run for their money. Powerful, soulful voices. My explanation has not done these guys any justice, so please take a moment to watch the YouTube video below.


6 things I loved about the Michael Bublé concert:

1) I loved the way Michael was so real with the crowd. He surprised me with his candidness, it didn’t seem false or put on and I really enjoyed that. I recall as the heavens were coming down on us he said something along the lines of: “I am from Vancouver, Canada… we tan in this sh!t!” LOL

2) I loved the way he walked through the crowd while he was singing, fantastic interaction! It was refreshing.  Fans were recording him with their cell phones as he walked by – if anyone reading this has a video PLEASE get in touch, I would love to include this with my post at some stage. Of course he had his body guard with him and I did see a few ladies getting out of hand, but nothing that wasn’t contained very quickly. HE IS MARRIED GIRLS 😉

3) I loved his South African impersonation, it wasn’t spot-on but it was flipping funny.

4) I loved that he sang what seemed an impromptu Toto’s “Africa”  (I bless the rains down in Africa), fitting under the circumstances.

5) I loved that he said he would be getting wet with us and he did!

6) I loved that when he sang about love, millions of  red and white confetti hearts burst out of these machine-things into the sky and through the crowd! It was spectacular, I really felt the love!

All in all a fantastic performance in the rain! I am already following him on Instagram and will be purchasing my FIRST Michael Bublé CD soon! 

To any and all performers thinking of coming to SA and even local acts, don’t forget about Durbs guys… we really do know how to party on a week night and in the rain!

Just look at all the sexy Durbanites with Michael Bublé – photo taken from Michael Bublé’s official Instagram page (contact details below).




Contact details:

Website:   l    Facebook: naturally7    l    YouTube: Naturally7TV    l    Twitter: @Naturally7

Website:      l    Facebook: MichaelBuble    l     YouTube: MichaelBubleTV    l    Twitter: @MichaelBuble    l    Insagram: michaelbuble

 #‎MBworldtour‬ ‪#‎Durban‬ ‪#‎ProudlyDurbanite‬


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With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.

With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.

Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.

Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.

The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.

Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail

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Diarise these upcoming Old Town Italy events



Don’t miss out on Old Town Italy’s upcoming events:

Pizza Making Class

We’re happy to let you know that Old Town Italy will be hosting regular Pizza Making Classes from Thursday, 17 June! 🍕
Old Town Italy brings you an evening filled with Antipasto’s, their house wine and an experience to create your own masterpiece with their esteemed chefs, for R325 per person🥂

🇮🇹 Book at Umhlanga between 5pm – 8pm. | 031 566 5008

Upcoming Classes:
15 July
19 August


24 June – La Dolce Vino

Join Old Town Italy for yet another incredible wine & dinner pairing, hosted at their Old Town Italy stores alongside Steenberg Wine Farm 🍷

Bring your Amico’s along and prepare to be taken on a wine journey, exploring 5 wines of which Steenberg has carefully selected to offer from their range of wines, paired with an exciting menu, curated by their in-house chef.

Allow the live entertainment to ease you into an evening filled with famiglia, fun & festivity 🎷
The evening begins promptly at 6pm on Thursday, 24 June

See the Menu below;

🥂 Welcome Drink
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 La Minestra
Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper La Minestra
Served with Parmesan Grissini
🍷 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 Antipasti Board
A Selection of Imported Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats.
Served with Traditional Sides
🍷 Steenberg Nebbiolo

🍴 Fesa di Agnello
Grilled Lamb Rump
Served with Cauliflower, Baby Peas & Marrow Ribbon Salad
Finished off with Mint Gremolata
🍷 Steenberg Merlot

🍴 Dolce
Classic Tiramisu.
Served with Wild Strawberry, Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Compote.
🍷 Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential.
Make your booking at your favourite store below: | 031 566 5008


3 July – Cake & Prosecco

Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at their adored Old Town Italy stores.

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco.

This class is R750 per person & includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

Upcoming dates & themes:
3 July – Naked Cake w/ Rice Paper Flower
7 Aug – Buttercream Flower

Bookings can be made below:
Umhlanga | 031 566 5008


9 July – Pasta Making Class

Enjoy a Pasta Making Class at Old Town Italy  Umhanga from 6pm for just R325 per person.
Grab your wine-loving partner and come join for a fun and pasta-filled evening.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a light antipasto to warm the appetite as well as a bottle of wine to share during the class. Next, their head chef will teach you how to cook like an Italian and finally, prepare your homemade creation for you to enjoy in-store!

Seats are limited to 12 pax and booking is essential:
Here’s our calendar for the rest of 2021:
9 July | Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
13 August | Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
10 September | Cavatelli Pasta
8 October | Sacchetti Pasta
12 November | Manicotti Pasta
10 December | Fusili al Ferretto

Bookings can be made below: / 031 566 5008

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The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience




The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience is supported by Hall & Bramley is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. Bringing you the best Gins and Mixers with Live Artists performing to keep you entertained.

Tickets include entry in to the event as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass.

Saturday 8 May 2021
Gates open at 12:00
Event ends at 18:00

Northwood Crusaders.
The perfect setting for a Saturday sundowner in the picturesque lawns.

Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird – R160
General Admission – R180
Add a picnic hamper for R150

Tickets available at Webtickets:

This event is strictly over 18 – leave the kids at home
No own food or drink is permitted in to the venue
No weapons, drugs or illegal substances are permitted in to the venue
There will be cash and card facilities at the Cash Loading station
Don’t drink and drive – Arrive aliveCovid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don’t forget your face masks and personal sanitiser.

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